Monoosook Valley Author:Elilzabeth Hyde Set in a small New hampshire town in the year 1971, Hyde's second novel tells the story of a thirty-five-year-old woman--and mother of two teenage children--coming out of the deep freeze she's been in since the untimely death of her husband twelve years earlier. — For a local girl like Shirley Morrison, there's nothing wrong with the status quo.... more » Sure, she sometimes feel lonely. Sure, her kids are smoking too much dope. And sure, her daughter is right when she calls Monoosook "one big clique."
But suddenly the rules and routines that have comforted Shirley for the last decade dissolve in the course of one snowy evening.
With enormous insight and good humor, Elizabeth Hyde brings us back to the pivotal year of 1971--from organic bread all the way to an antiwar movement that changed our country's history.« less